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Today's News

  • Ag Tags now benefit FFA and 4-H

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer has pioneered the Kentucky Farm License Plate Program, allowing Kentucky FFA and 4-H to directly benefit from the sale of Ag Tags. When a person purchasing a Kentucky Farm License plate, they have the opportunity to donate $10, which is divided equally between Kentucky FFA, Kentucky 4-H and Kentucky Proud.

  • 4-H Calendar - October 9, 2013

    Poultry Club
    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Extension office. New members with an interest in poultry are encouraged to attend.

    Livestock Club clinic
    The 4-H Livestock Club will hold a clinic 10 a.m. Oct. 12 at Gentry Farms. For more information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.
     
    Livestock Club
    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the LaRue County Extension office. New members are welcome to attend.
     

  • Farm News - October 9, 2013

    Conservation District office open
    The LaRue County Conservation District remains open; however, the Hardin/LaRue Farm Service Agency is closed during the government shutdown.

    Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull
    The Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull will be 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Hardin County Fairgrounds. Events for children begin at 2 p.m. Oct. 12. To sign up, call Tim Hornback at 270-300-8636.

    No-till drills

  • New state regs, night hunting for coyotes allowed

    Hunters may now pursue coyotes at night.     

    New regulations allow hunters to use a shotgun to take coyotes at night year round. Lights or night vision equipment can only be used from Feb. 1 through May 31.     

  • Learn the risks of prussic acid poisoning

    Producers should be aware of the risk of cyanide or prussic poisoning in cattle, goats, and other ruminants.

    Sudangrass, johnsongrass, sorghums and sorghum-sudangrass hybrids contain cyanogenic glycosides. When the plant undergoes a stressful event such as cutting, wilting, freezing and drought, the plant cells rupture which allows the cyanogenic compounds to produce poisonous cyanide.

  • Several indicted by grand jury

    A Sonora man was indicted Aug. 19 on two counts by a LaRue County grand jury – after the charges had been dismissed by a lower court.
    Blake A. Gusler, 23, was indicted for third-degree assault and resisting arrest.

    He allegedly struck and attempted to fight a Kentucky State Trooper on June 22. His bail was set at $9,500 unsecured on condition of dusk-to-dawn curfew except for employment and family or medical emergencies.

  • People's Garden harvested early

    The People’s Garden at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park was harvested early due to the government shutdown.

    The original harvest date was Oct. 3, according to garden coordinator Steve Meredith. When he learned the Park would likely close – along with other national sites and monuments due to government gridlock – he gathered a group of volunteers to help pick beans, peppers, corn, gourds, tomatoes, zucchini, pumpkin and squash.

  • Rescued broiler finds home with Mauldins

    Like most farm animals, chickens are labeled according to their end purpose.

    A chicken bred for its egg-laying prowess is a “layer.” A chicken bred for plumpness – large drumsticks and breast – is a “broiler.” They grow faster, reaching slaughter weight between two and three months of age. They behave and walk differently – and spend more time lying down than their layer counterparts.

  • Snoozin’ away Lincoln Days
  • Sunrise Executive Board meets

    The Sunrise Manor Volunteers Executive Board met Aug. 13.

    The meeting was called to order by president, Rita Smith. Also present were Peggy Edwards, LaDean Self, Tickle Ragland, Kathy Cooper, Emogene Gardner and Obadiah Okeson.

    The May 21 minutes were approved.

    Edwards gave the treasury report, which was approved. Ruth Brown was not present so Smith gave report of seven funerals with 81 volunteers in attendance.

    Ann Easton was not present; no report was given on the number of volunteers at this time.